Plan your visit

For your visit to the volcano, we recommend wearing appropriate clothing to protect you against changing temperatures, and footwear suitable for rocky terrain.

Don't forget to carry water with you if you choose to do one of the routes that start from the upper station. Sunglasses are also a good idea. The routes are the best way to discover the volcano, but don't stray from the marked paths. Out of routes 10, 11 and 12, you only need a special permit for no. 10, which reaches the summit. You can obtain the permit online and free of charge at Remember to obtain the permit well in advance. If you want to visit the summit, the first thing you need to do is make sure there are free slots when you plan to go.

Teide cable car is located within a protected national park and a series of basic rules of civic conduct and respect for the natural environment must be observed: do not leave litter; do not remove stones, plants or animals. It is not permitted to build a fire, make loud noise or camp.


This ascent is not recommended for people with cardiovascular or pulmonary problems, pregnant women or children under 2 years of age due to risk of the high altitude having an adverse effect on their health. Consult your doctor before planning your visit.